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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date May 5, 2015
Pages 373
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143121701
ISBN-10 0143121707
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women.

Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.

Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements.

Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better.

This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.



Editions
This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Editions for the work The Invention of Wings
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780391035751 Book cover for 9781410465320 Book cover for 9781472212757
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (January 8, 2014)
9781410465320 | details & prices | 651 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $36.99
This edition also contains The Invention of Wings
About: From the celebrated author of "The Secret Life of Bees," a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.
from Gardners Books (January 7, 2014)
9781472212757 | details & prices | 373 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $25.35
This edition also contains The Invention of Wings
About: From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women  Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world—and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.
With Geoffrey Brown | from Humanities Pr (January 1, 1990); titled "Information Game: Ethical Issues in a Microchip World"
9780391035751 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $49.95
This edition also contains Information Game: Ethical Issues in a Microchip World, The Invention of Wings
Paperback
Book cover for 9780143121701 Book cover for 9780516261683 Book cover for 9781472222183 Book cover for 9781594138867
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (May 5, 2015)
9780143121701 | details & prices | 373 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $17.00
This edition also contains The Invention of Wings
About: From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women.
Large print edition from Large Print Pr (May 5, 2015)
9781594138867 | details & prices | 649 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.68 lbs | List price $17.00
This edition also contains The Invention of Wings
About: Hetty "Handful" Grimkae, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimkae household.
from Gardners Books (September 25, 2014)
9781472222183 | details & prices | 448 pages | List price $11.00
This edition also contains The Invention of Wings
About: From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women  Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world—and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.
from Childrens Pr (October 1, 1997); titled "E-Mail"
9780516261683 | details & prices | 7.50 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.25 lbs | List price $6.95
This edition also contains The Invention of Wings
About: A simple explanation of what e-mail is and how to use it to communicate with others through the Internet and the Information Superhighway
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781611762525
 
With Adepero Oduye (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Penguin/Highbridge (January 7, 2014)
9781611762525 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $39.95
About: From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women  Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world—and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (May 5, 2015)
9780606368070 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $29.40
This edition also contains The Invention of Wings
Editions for the work The Invention of Wings
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780391035751 Book cover for 9781410465320 Book cover for 9781472212757
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (January 8, 2014)
9781410465320 | details & prices | 651 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $36.99
This edition also contains The Invention of Wings
About: From the celebrated author of "The Secret Life of Bees," a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.
from Viking Pr (January 7, 2014)
9780670024780 | details & prices | 373 pages | 6.13 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $27.95
from Gardners Books (January 7, 2014)
9781472212757 | details & prices | 373 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $25.35
This edition also contains The Invention of Wings
About: From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women  Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world—and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.
With Geoffrey Brown | from Humanities Pr (January 1, 1990); titled "Information Game: Ethical Issues in a Microchip World"
9780391035751 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $49.95
This edition also contains Information Game: Ethical Issues in a Microchip World, The Invention of Wings
Paperback
Book cover for 9780143121701 Book cover for 9780516261683 Book cover for 9781472222183 Book cover for 9781594138867
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (May 5, 2015)
9780143121701 | details & prices | 373 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $17.00
This edition also contains The Invention of Wings
About: From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women.
Large print edition from Large Print Pr (May 5, 2015)
9781594138867 | details & prices | 649 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.68 lbs | List price $17.00
This edition also contains The Invention of Wings
About: Hetty "Handful" Grimkae, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimkae household.
from Gardners Books (September 25, 2014)
9781472222183 | details & prices | 448 pages | List price $11.00
This edition also contains The Invention of Wings
About: From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women  Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world—and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.
from Childrens Pr (October 1, 1997); titled "E-Mail"
9780516261683 | details & prices | 7.50 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.25 lbs | List price $6.95
This edition also contains The Invention of Wings
About: A simple explanation of what e-mail is and how to use it to communicate with others through the Internet and the Information Superhighway
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (May 5, 2015)
9780606368070 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $29.40
This edition also contains The Invention of Wings

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